Hosting some of the best views of the beautiful Yanuca island is the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa. Overlooking the Cuvu Harbour, this resort blends the best of Fijian culture and modern luxury expected by modern travellers.
The resort’s 442 decadent rooms and suites incorporate Fijian-inspired art and décor with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the coral reef. The theme of ‘Exceptional comfort in the exotic tropics’ is brought to life with four different types of rooms and three varieties of suites, all providing matchless comfort and luxury.
The accommodations all come with private balconies overlooking either the ocean-front, the vast resort gardens or the expansive lagoon pool. The bathrooms have complimentary Shangri-La premium toiletries, plush bathrobes, towels and slippers. There is free WiFi for posting selfies onto social media and keeping in touch with the world, in-room safes and coffee-tea makers. The executive suites pamper guests with additional living rooms, marble soaking tubs and the best views to fully appreciate the bounty of Fiji. The resort is also in the process of adding an adults-only wing, which would consist of secluded Reef Bures and Yanuca Lagoon Bures – the refurbishment is underway and the wing is scheduled to be open for booking by December 15 this year.
The vast resort can be truly admired by guests on a leisurely evening or morning walk around the private island. Besides, the Shangri-La’s Marine Education Centre provides for a look into the amazing bio-diversity of the location and a chance to explore the fragile coral reef ecosystem and the resident marine life. The more adventurous can try their hand at wind-surfing, jet-skiing and kayaking around the resort’s glassy green waters. There is also a Sea Sports Centre for those who looking to dive the emerald deeps.
For a relaxed speed setting, there is nothing to beat a snooze on a hammock by the golden sand beach looking over the deep-water lagoon. There are three pools, one of them an adults-only zone. The resort’s inflatable water park and Little Chiefs Cool Club Zone have proved to be a big hit with families, while the adults can chill out at the Golden Cowrie Lounge. Two of the resort’s six restaurants, the Kalevu and Takali, are currently closed for refurbishment – to be opened afresh by December. Among the four restaurants open, the Lagoon Terrace Restaurant and the Beach Bar and Grill Restaurant have been fully refurbished and offer the resort’s guests a scintillating gastronomic experience.
Culturally-inclined travellers can rejoice in learning about traditional Fijian handicrafts or visiting the nearby Marau village. The Shangri-La Fijian Resort and Spa hosts regular cultural evenings – the Lovo feast nights and Polynesian dance performances are not to be missed!